From left to right: Wong Kim Yin, Group Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Power; Tan Chee Meng, Chairman of Love from the STARS organising committee; Jackie Chan; Simon Kwan, member of Love from the STARS organising committee
The idea behind Love from the STARS came from a group of friends who wanted to celebrate SG50 with a meaningful gesture to help those in need. “There is no better way to celebrate our 50th birthday than to be able to share with the underpriviledge.” said Tan Chee Meng.
Jackie Chan with Joshua Ong, a beneficiary from the VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer
The charity dinner aims to raise $6 million for local charities in celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday which includes: All Saint Home, Sian Chay Medicial Institution, Singapore Power Heartware Fund (for elderly services under Community Chest), Singapore University of Technology and Design (Scholarship Programme), Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities and Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer.
From left to right: Tan Chee Meng, Chairman of Love from the STARS organising committee, Wakin Chau; Pauline Lee, Vice-Chairperson of Love from the STARS organising committee; Simon Kwan, member of Love from the STARS organising committee.
Wakin is no stranger to some of Singapore’s charitable causes. Last year he helped Assumption English School raise close to $1 million for the school’s upgrading project. “There is a great spirit of giving and sharing amongst the people of Singapore. When there is a call for help, they always respond generously. This is a meaningful and unique collaboration. I am excited to be part of it, and to celebrate this special year with Singaporeans.” said Wakin.
Funds for Love from the STARS will be raised through cash donations, auctions and sale of banquet tables for the charity gala dinner and concert.
Singapore Power is the Presenter and Main Sponsor of the event